Record rid­ers in BMX se­ries

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ben Leahy

BMX rid­ing con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength in the Pil­bara as a record num­ber of rid­ers de­scended on Hed­land for the lat­est round of the North West Su­per Se­ries.

Hed­land BMX mem­ber Brid­get Mar­low said the club was thrilled by the turnout.

“BMX is a grow­ing sport as a record of 238 rid­ers turned up to com­pete … with com­peti­tors (trav­el­ling) from Kar­ratha, Tom Price, New­man and Perth,” she said.

“Hed­land rid­ers (also) had a suc­cess­ful day rac­ing.”

Among Hed­land’s standouts were the Kil­martin sis­ters, who fought it out in the pro open ladies, and 14-plus girls, with Chelsea tak­ing sec­ond and Jas­min first place.

James Wise came sec­ond in the pro open men’s, while Ge­orge Bor­wick claimed first in the 18-plus men.

Ethan Smith claimed an­other win in the 15-17 boys, as did Lach­lan Knight in the 14 boys, Bo­hdi Gregs in the 10 boys and James Wal­lace in the 8 boys.

Not to be out­done, the girls also claimed wins through Au­drey Thomp­son in the 10-11 girls, Brailee McCurdy in the 12-13 girls and Jas­min Roe­buck in the 8-9 girls.

Ms Mar­low also praised Hed­land’s BMX vol­un­teers for rush­ing to re­pair the track on two oc­ca­sions af­ter it was hit by mul­ti­ple mid-week rains.

“Mem­bers tire­lessly worked through (Satur­day) to bring the track up to scratch,” she said.

“(We also) de­layed (rac­ing time) so the sur­face could dry out to make it safe to ride.”

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